Dorzolomide HCl-Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution
What are the benefits?
Works locally without systemic side effects.
Helps to decrease fluid production primarily within the eye.
Helps decrease the chance of nerve damage and vision loss due to glaucoma.
Dropper bottle design makes administration easy and effective.
Formulated for: Dogs and cats.
How does this medication work? Dorzolomide HCl causes a reduction in the production aqueous humor which is the liquid within the eye. Decreasing fluid production causes a decrease in intraocular pressure when the pressure is too high as a result of glaucoma.
What results can I expect? This is not a cure for glaucoma. Dorzolomide HCl can also be used to prevent glaucoma in the "good eye" when glaucoma has already been diagnosed.
What Form(s) does it come in? This is a liquid solution that is applied directly into the eye(s).
Generic Name: Dorzolomide HCl (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Trusopt
Dose and Administration: If there is any eye discharge, use sterile eyewash to clean your pets eye(s) prior to use. Shake the bottle thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after use. Dont touch the tip of the inside of the bottle cap, dropper, or tube tip with fingers to prevent contamination. Gently restrain your pet by placing one hand under and around your pets chin so that his/her eyes looking up toward the ceiling. Administer the proper number of drops into the corner of your pets eye(s). Dont touch the tip of the dropper directly to the eye surface, eyelids, or eyelashes when using this medication. Keep your pets head tilted upwards for a moment after you have given each treatment to ensure that this medication has been distributed throughout the entire eye. Try to give each dose of medication on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, it is okay to give it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is time for the next dose and resume a regular dosing schedule thereafter. Separate each eye medication that your pet is receiving by at least 5 minutes to ensure that one medication does not wash out another.
Possible Side Effects: Some pets may experience redness, itching, stinging, or swelling in his or her eye(s). Avoid taking him or her into direct light or sunlight if he or she seems uncomfortable. Signs of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, difficulty breathing, or hives. Contact your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency hospital immediately if you think your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms is acting ill in any way after receiving this medication.
Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian about any medications, vitamins, or supplements your pet is taking prior to starting this medication to prevent drug interactions. Do not use any eye medications that contain silver with this medication since interactions may occur.
Precautions: Dog not use in animals who have an allergy to Dorzolomide , sulfonamides (sulfa medications), furosemide (Lasix), thiazide diuretics, oral diabetes medications (glipizide), or oral carbonic anhydrase-type glaucoma medications. Use with caution in pregnant or lactating animals only under the recommendation of your veterinarian. If your dog or cat suffers from kidney or liver disease, talk to your veterinarian about the risks vs. benefits of using this medication. Periodic eye exams and diagnostic testing are often necessary prior to and during treatment with Dorzolomide HCl. Your veterinarian notify know how often your pet needs exams and tests.
Storage: Store at room temperature in a tight, light resistant, and childproof container. Keep out of reach from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Dorzolomide HCl Ophthalmic Solution.